As outlined in my previous post Ritz Carlton, San Francisco Review I had gotten few free night certificates to stay at any Ritz hotel, thanks to the Chase Ritz card. After spending 2 nights in San Francisco- I still had one night left. I didn't want to leave town and thankfully Chicago has it's own Ritz. Granted, not as grand as SF one but still a free night at Ritz is a FREE night at Ritz. And certainly, the incredible Chicago downtown view from our suite helped.
The 1909-era Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, 600 Stockton St. in Nob Hill, San Francisco, was turned into a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 1990. It is an iconic building with a grand front which is imposing. I had a couple of free-night certificates to burn, thanks to Chase Ritz-Carlton card. Otherwise, the cost of a standard night here starts at $600 and up. I made a short 2 night trip to San Francisco specifically to experience the grandeur of this hotel.
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